Generation Iron Protein SmoothieGetting protein has never been this smooth.

Being a bodybuilder is always hard work – this can never be said enough (we say it all the time). But the truth of the matter is we are all human. We can’t all be weight lifting a diet computing machines – sometimes we have desires for things that are definitely not ideal for the bodybuilding lifestyle. Things that are fun but bad for you. Things that taste good but terrible for your diet.

Does being a bodybuilder mean that there is no room for those guilty pleasures? It all depends on who you ask – but we have a quick little solution to get some of sweet chocolaty taste without completely ruining your diet. The Chocolate Caramel Coconut Protein Smoothie is great for recovery to replenish lost carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The original recipe can be found on myvega.com. We altered the recipe slightly to boost the percentage of protein and decrease the percentage of fat.

Vega nutritional products are formulated by Brendan Brazier, former professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author of Thrive.


Ingredients List:

1 serving Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate
1 Tbsp shredded coconut or coconut manna
2 frozen dates, no pits
1 cup Ice
1/2 cup water
1 cup coconut milk

Nutrition Information:

374 calories
15g fat
44g carbohydrates
26g protein

Preparation (this part is easy):

Add all ingredients to blender.
Blend until smooth.


And there you have it! You’re on your way to a delicious but nutrition filled snack that can tingle those taste buds and brighten up your afternoon! You can stop by every week for mid-week snacks and receive updates by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy!


Recipe courtesy of myvega.com.

Photo courtesy of Nomadic Lass on Flickr.

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